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Friday, January 15, 2021
Tell the Governor to Veto House Bill 3653

In the waning moments of the 101st General Assembly, legislation to dramatically overhaul policing and criminal justice policy in Illinois was rushed through the General Assembly without thorough public debate involving…


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Rep. Butler Slams Dangerous Law Enforcement Overhaul Bill

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) issued the following statement in response to the passage of a massive criminal justice overhaul bill in the waning moments of the 101st General Assembly….


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Video: Rep. Butler Denounces Attack on U.S. Capitol

Speaking during Lame Duck Session, State Rep. Tim Butler, who previously worked on staff at the U.S. Capitol, denounced the attack that took place on January 6 and called for…


Monday, January 11, 2021
Video: Rep. Butler Recognizes National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Speaking on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, State Rep. Tim Butler spoke in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – January 9, 2020 – and thanked…


Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Video: Rep. Butler Says Fairly Drawn Legislative Maps Paramount for IL

Following the 2020 census, Illinois, and states across the country, are tasked with drawing new legislative district boundaries for elected officials in 2021 to reflect demographic changes. To ensure Illinois…


Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Butler, House Republicans Propose Legislation to Tackle Gerrymandering; Call on Pritzker to Stand by Fair Maps Pledge

State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield), Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) and Jackie Haas (R-Kankakee) held a press conference this afternoon to propose legislation creating an Independent Redistricting Commission and called for action…


Tuesday, December 29, 2020
New Laws for 2021

Three new state laws go into effect January 1, 2021. HB 2708Amends the Missing Persons Identification Act to require law enforcement to report relevant information and DNA data about missing…


Friday, December 11, 2020
Butler, Central Illinois Leaders Applaud Federal Legislation to Commemorate Route 66’s Upcoming Centennial

On Tuesday, legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Route 66 passed the U.S. House. The Route 66 Centennial Commission Act will establish a centennial commission in preparation…


Friday, October 30, 2020
Central Illinois House Republicans demand full transparency regarding data that ties indoor restaurant seating to spike in COVID-19

Governor JB Pritzker announced that beginning Sunday, November 1, restaurants and bars in Illinois Region 3 will be closed to indoor dining/serving, and that other public gatherings will be limited…


Monday, October 26, 2020
Rep. Butler discusses “standard time” vs. “daylight” savings time

Rep. Tim Butler makes the case for going to year-long “standard time” vs. “daylight savings time” proposed by SB533.